6 questions for transitioning farm skills
When it’s time to transition the farm, one of the most important conversations to have is about the transfer of knowledge and skills. Is everyone on the same page about what’s needed to run a successful operation?
If you're part of a transition - as the owner or successor - answer these questions and use the related tools to help you formalize the process and get on the right path.
1. What's the future vision for the operation?
2. Does the successor have a detailed business plan?
3. What skills does a good farm operator possess?
As the first, second-generation winners of the 2016 B.C./Yukon Outstanding Young Farmer Award, it’s not what Brian and Jewel Pauls do to be successful, it’s how.
4.What skills does the successor have or need to manage the operation?
Discuss: Growth plan for farm transition
What skills do you bring? What can be learned? What needs to be outsourced? This worksheet will help evaluate the strengths of all parties involved in a farm transfer.